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Cold or warm compress for pink eye

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: That's fine. It can be very soothing and helpful. Contact a doc to get the pink eye treated. And remember wash your hands frequently. This can spre... Read More
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: You can wash the crust out of her eye, but you need to have her evaluated by her pediatrician to prescribe eye drops to treat a bacterial conjunctivit... Read More
Dr. Chelsea Bodnar
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Yes: A warm, wet cloth will be best - just be sure it is not too warm by testing on the inside of your own wrist - it will be the water that helps to loose... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Consultation advised: Would like to give you some specific advice but your description isn't sufficient enough to point to a specific diagnosis. You should see your physici... Read More
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
It is time for a: visit with your doctor. The discoloration and puffiness mentioned raises some concern but even more so the associated pain. It is necessary to check f... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Little effect: Pink eye is mostly a viral infection similar to the common cold but in the eye. Teas of various sorts will have no direct curative effect but may giv... Read More
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: Tea is not useful for treating pink eye. It is useful as a refreshing drink.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caridad Santos
Ophthalmology 64 years experience
Time swollen: If swollen within 24 hrs cold compress . If after 24 hrs warm compress.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Big in eye: You must see an ophthalmologist since it is obvious additional treatment will be necessary when the proper diagnosis is made.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
If viral cold, yes: Sometimes with the viral shedding in the tear film, there can be minor irritation or blurriness that goes away as soon as the cold does. If not, call ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Warm compress: A sty is an inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. The ducts get blocked. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave fo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Appelblatt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 44 years experience
Cut or drained: If it is a sty it may need to be removed , simple minor surgery. If it is a blocked tear duct, it may need to be unblocked. I would see an ophthmalogi... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Warm comp first: Hi, whether or not you need eyelid scrubs once or twice a day is between you and your eye md, but the sequence should be warm compress first, lid sc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Go to an ER.: It is unlikely that your eye popped but you clearly need to be evaluated by a health care professional to avoid future issues with your vision.

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